High School News
Closer look at Report Card shows even more gains
Students in Madison-Plains are making greater strides than the results of the most recent report card issued by the state show at first glance. Curriculum Director Karen Grigsby shared details about the improvements with the Board of Education and Madison-Plains Advisory Council this month. While M-P jumped to a C on the value-added indicator from an F, a deeper analysis of the data shows even more gains.  
Best of the Best: We're No. 1
Madison-Plains was voted best school district in the county by the Madison-Press. The publication releases it annual Best of the Best issue each fall. Madison-Plains has shown marked improvement on test scores and is in sound fiscal health after two renewals at the polls last year for operating and permanent improvement dollars. Superintendent Tim Dettwiller, who took over the helm in August, said the district's Improvement Plan that was put in place just more than a year ago has set the district in a clear upward motion. 
Report cards available Wednesday
Report cards for the first grading period will be available through ProgressBook on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Contact your child's teacher with questions or concerns. The second grading period begins Tuesday, Oct. 27. For more information about our curriculum or standards our students must meet at each grade level, click here.
Got fruit?
The Madison-Plains FFA Chapter's annual fruit sale fundraiser runs from Oct. 16-Nov. 19, 2014. The sale supports the chapter throughout the year by funding Career Development Events, state contest, membership development, community service initiatives, scholarships and awards.  
FFA chapter to receive national praise
Madison-Plains FFA chapter members are making plans to travel to Louisville, Ky. where they will be recognized at the 2014 National FFA Convention & Expo from Oct. 29-Nov. 1. The group is is among the top 30 FFA chapters in Ohio. 
The Madison-Plains Baseball program would like to invite all students, staff, and community members to a spaghetti dinner prior to the final home football game. Dinner will be provided by Ann and Tony's Restaurant. All proceeds from the dinner will benefit the baseball program grades 7-12. Meal consists of a plate of spaghetti with meat sauce, breadstick, salad, dessert, and water, tea, and lemonade to drink.
What:   Spaghetti Dinner Tail Gate
When:  October 31st from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Where:  Intermediate School Cafeteria
Cost:     $8 for adults (12+), $6 for child  
Please come out to have a great meal, support our baseball program, and enjoy the football game! 
MPHS Daily Announcements
31st- Powder Puff Meeting- 3:10 p.m.- auditorium
Baseball Spaghetti Dinner- 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm-Intermediate Cafeteria

4th – Fall sports banquet- 6:00 p.m.
6th – Jostens to Tolles to collect graduation orders – lunchtime
8th – Powder Puff Game (tentative date)- 7:00 p.m.
10th – Parent-Teacher Conferences
12th – Parent-Teacher Conferences
Picture Re-take Day
National Honor Society Induction Ceremony- 7:00p.m.-auditorium
25th – Student Council Blood Drive
26th – NO SCHOOL
27th – NO SCHOOL
28th – NO SCHOOL

1. SCHOOL FEES- High School fees for the 2014-2015 school are $55.00. Payments can be made on
EZ-Pay or at the High School office.
2. DRIVING PERMIT- Any student driving to school must obtain a driving permit. This is considered a
co-curricular activity and you must follow those guidelines. You must be drug tested. Pick up an
application on the wall outside the office window. Return it with a $5.00 registration fee to the office
and receive your tag. You must purchase your permit by Oct. 8.
3. CIVICS-ENGLISH II STUDENTS FUNDRAISER- will begin on Oct. 6. Students will be selling
Entertainment Books to help fund their New York trip. The cost of each book is $30. See any Civics-
English II student to purchase one.
4. POWDER PUFF- There is to be NO practice until you receive the rules on Oct. 31. There will be another meeting on Oct. 31 for all players, cheerleaders and coaches. The Powder Puff game will be held on Nov. 8
(tentative). It will begin at 7:00 p.m.
5. SENIORS- Please stop in the office as soon as possible and see Tammy Quire to verify your name
for your diploma. This is very important!
6. FCCLA TOY DRIVE- Holiday Helpers Firefighter Toy Drive is being sponsored by FCCLA. If you,
your class, or club would like to adopt a child email Mrs. Halloran the number of children. Three
gifts per child are needed for each child that is adopted. These gifts usually range from approximately
$10.00 to $20.00 a piece. You can also donate individual toys without adopting a child.
8. BASEBALL SPAGHETTI DINNER- The Madison-Plains Baseball program spaghetti dinner
will be held October 31 from 5:00 until 6:30 at the Intermediate Cafeteria. The cost is $8 for adults
and $6 for children under 12. Dinner will be provided by Ann and Tony’s restaurant. All proceeds
will benefit the baseball program grades 7-12. Meal consists of spaghetti with meat sauce, breadstick,
salad, dessert, and water, tea, and lemonade to drink.

IN-SCHOOL COLLEGE VISITS – sign up sheets are in Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Harpster’s classroom
Nov. 4 during 7th or 8th period- Ohio University (Chillicothe)
Nov. 12 during 3rd or 4th period – Bowling Green University and Mt. Vernon Nazarene University
Nov. 18 during 7th or 8th period – Ohio Wesleyan University
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Upcoming Events
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held at the High School on Monday, Nov. 10, from 3:30 pm until 7:30 pm. There will be a Band performance from 5:00 pm until 5:30 pm. Conferences will also be held on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 3:30 pm until 6:30 pm. You can schedule at www.mplsd.org using the Parent Online Scheduler option. You can also call Mrs. Quire at 740-490-0676 or e-mail at tquire@mplsd.org. We are looking forward to meeting and speaking with you.
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